Congressional Caucus to Address the “State of Community Radio:”

  • Congressional Caucus to Address the “State of Community Radio:”
    Radio Free Richmond alerted me to the following forum being held by the Progressive Caucus of the House of Representatives: “On the State of Community Radio: Pacifica Radio Foundation, Free Speech And
    Citizen Access To The Spectrum.” The forum will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. The forum is organized by Rep. Major R. Owens, from Brooklyn, NY. Owens became a major player in this conflict after he was cut off the air during a live broadcast on WBAI in March. Speaking about the incident on the floor of the House of Representatives, Owens blasted the irresponsible act of censorship calling it a “weird and frightening experience of being gagged by a radio station manager in my own home city of New York.”

    Chris Maxwell of RFR is organizing a campaign to convince CSPAN to carry the forum. You can email CSPAN at

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